Raratonga

Konden wij reizen, gij en ik,
o geliefde mijn,
verre van nood en pijn,
op een broos getuigde brik
of een blanke brigantijn,
dan zouden wij saam, wij beiden,
de bevende zeilen spreiden
en stevenen, vredig en vrij,
de deemstering voorbij.

Aan een morgenlijke kust
zouden wij ’t anker haken,
en zalig ontwaken
smarten onbewust.

Louter azuur en zon-verloomd,
een blauw blazoen met goud doorboomd
glanst hier de zee: de aarde
met ooft en sappen mild,
bloeit welig wild,
in rood-koralen gaarde
praalt de bedaarde
rijk geschubde vis.
De nachten geuren bloemenfris.

Maar ach, wat zou geliefde mijn,
zonder nood, zonder pijn,
onze liefde zijn?

(Tekening + gedicht + aquarel 35/27cm door Ferdinand Vercnocke, 1946)

On Hope, Love & Light

I cannot be but grateful for the Love
so poured abundantly into my Soul,
the way you keep on pouring
is as boundless as the Sea,
even when darkness is surrounding me,
still you keep pouring,
even when I’m at a loss for words
your Silence is a beacon,
I can rest assured,
O yes,
I cannot be but grateful
for the Love so poured abundantly
into my Soul,
when storms are roaring,
when on my way all doors are closing,
when nowhere is a refuge to be found,
my little lamp consumed,
and to the rim my cup is filled,
still you keep pouring,
O yes,
I cannot be but grateful for the Love
You poor abundantly into my Soul.

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Song of the Dancing Eagles

Look
and look with me
Listen
let’s listen
to the swing of those great wings
Hear
and hear with me
there is the trumpet of wise majesty
Feel
and feel with me
the magic of their heart
beating with mystery
Tremble
with their flow
again again
until our blood is flying through our veins
and we are lifted
Then dance
let’s dance
to the blue rhythm of our Lady’s call
And though we are earthbound
they take us to our Father’s ground
a distant valley on a drop of wind
Breathe
and breathe with me
into this ancient melody
Look
and look with me
there is a paradise to see
Feel
and feel with me
there is the water of that endless sea
Flow
and flow with me
there is a being beyond me
Sing
and swing with me
love this eagle
feel it fly in Thee